I live in New Jersey and as of now I'm representing myself in a child custody case. I know I'm allowed to ask the opposing parties attorney for evidence but he also told me I needed to send him a letter in the mail requesting the evidence and told me to be specific on what I'm asking for...would... Read more »
You have the opportunity to conduct what we call "discovery."
There are various mechanisms for discovery request. Since you are on your own, you should consult with an attorney about what you will need to prove your case. Then you should inquiry about how to admit what you need into...Read more »
I have been a stay at home mother for going on 10 years. He financially took care of me and the children for those years. We are not married and Nj doesn’t aknowledge common law marriage. I put my inheritance into the down payment for the home. I took care of his mother, the multi family home,... Read more »
You certainly have rights to the home. I agree that this case could get expensive if it is contested. You will need to retain an attorney to get your equity out of the home, child support, partition, and move on.
The court can go to the police and charge him with parental interference. This is a second degree offense if overseas. I would have to know a lot more about the order and PSA to give a truly definitive answer and to advise on best course of action.
There is presently no court order likely in place. Generally you cannot kidnap your own kids. When there is a court order, you could be charged with parental interference. Filing for divorce is wise, temporarily visiting your brother should be possible. However, to visit your brother without...Read more »
He also wants to decrease child support, I don't want that since he never lend a hand, phinancially nor physically at all, he filed for visitation rights at the same day we had court for child support, hes unhappy since he has to pay,he just wants to hurt me by taking my kids,he is also not a good... Read more »
My son is abusive, aggressive, never helped in chores or made contribution or rent. He graduated college. I am a disabled elderly man, his abusive, bully, he scares me. I do not want him to come back into my home. I asked him for the house key, and he turned it to... Read more »
If no DYFS has been involved or any legal issues what can I do? I have been devastated and trying to get my children back but their grandparent is limiting me to 2 days a week for only a few hours with them. Faithfully I have been going for 6 months now even with a 2 hours bus commute and I'd like... Read more »
Very much of the answer depends on the court order. I do think you have recourse, however, a lawyer will need more information about the case. If there is a court order, you need to show a substantial change of circumstances affecting the welfare of your children to modify the order.
I just dropped a DM case against my husband (we've been separeted since march), my attorney recommend not to but i just wanted to avoid headache. she requested then a child support, my husband told her he is making 500 a week and agreed to pay 100 a week. He also had our son monday and tuesday, he... Read more »
The best way to pursue spousal support without getting divorced is through the FD-non-dissolution docket, There, you can request spousal support, as well as designate the case complex. A complex designation will allow you to request discovery, i.e., bank...Read more »
My fiancé want to put contingencies on spousal support based on having a child and limiting it to $1000.00 a month. I believe it is based on his current income. What happens if his income grows or he gets a large inheritance? There are other contingencies as well. Should I ask for a percentage... Read more »
You could ask for a percentage, that would protect your marital lifestyle better. Inheritance is a separate issue, which could also be agreed-upon in the prenup. If I were you, I would consult with an attorney about the entire agreement before signing. These agreements will definitely impact your...Read more »
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